Meriken Park

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  • Address: 2 Hatobacho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0042, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

In 1868, when Japan started letting in foreign tourists and visitors, this area was the wharf where the ships could come in. The name comes from the Japanese translation for 'American'. In the latter half of the twentieth century this became a very popular tourist area, thanks in no small part to the nearby Kobe Port Tower, the Kawasaki Good Times World and the Kobe Maritime Museum. In 1995 a massive earthquake struck the region, which devastated the wharf. It was rebuilt as a maritime park, and there is a memorial to the victims of the earthquake here. To the west of the Kobe Port Tower there is a pier that extends out into the sea.

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  • Meriken Park Address: 2 Hatobacho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0042, Japan
  • Meriken Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • Meriken Park Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Meriken Park: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 60.57% of people who visit Kobe include Meriken Park in their plan

  • 42.64% of people start their Meriken Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Meriken Park

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

91.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meriken Park

People normally club together UCC Coffee Museum and Higashiyuenchi Park while planning their visit to Meriken Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • There's a parking but it is very far from the park and kids certainly have hard time going from the parking to the park. The park itself has nothing for kids and there's only one Starbucks there. Maybe good for just chill.

  • enjoy the port-view, enjoy the sunshine. This place also witness the 150 years developing history of Kobe. Many landmarks are also around here, such as the Kobe Port Tower, Bell of Hortensia, Kawasaki World. You may also take the bay cruise in the near port.

  • Very pleasant to relax and chill with family and friends. Night view is charming.

  • Great place to visit in Kobe, especially in late afternoon as it won’t be too sunny

  • Good walk around with kids. Plenty to see and take pictures of. Do take some clothes to change is the fountain square is operational as kids will get wet.

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